Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans appeal

Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans appeal

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (UPI) --A Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy plans to appeal to the Supreme Court to reverse the verdict, says Asia Bibi's attorney.
JC Finley

Saudi blogger released after blasphemous Twitter posts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Saudi blogger who tweeted an imaginary conversation with the Prophet Muhammad was released from prison after serving 21 months, friends said.

Protests claim 3 in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed Sunday in continuing violent protests between Muslims and police in Bangladesh over anti-Islamic blog posts, police said.

Curbing free speech extreme, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Freedom of expression is a basic right though national laws must be crafted carefully to prevent incitements to violence, a U.N. official said from Geneva.

U.S. Embassy security member shot in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Suspected al-Qaida followers opened fire and killed a member of the security team at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, a security official said.

Lebanon: Dozens charged with KFC torching

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A judge in Lebanon has charged 45 individuals with setting fire to an American fast-food restaurant during recent protests in Tripoli, a prosecutor said.

Cutback ordered in U.S.-Afghan joint ops

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The NATO commander in Afghanistan has ordered cutbacks in U.S. troops' joint operations with Afghan military and police forces in reaction to "insider attacks."

Boko Haram targets media in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 2 (UPI) -- Militant Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram is threatening the nation's media.

Danish police: Bomb suspect targeted paper

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Danish police said a man injured in an explosion is believed to have been building a letter bomb to send to a newspaper that printed Prophet Mohammad cartoons.

Facebook ban ordered in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 19 (UPI) -- A court ordered Pakistan's government to block Facebook Wednesday after reports surfaced about a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, a lawyer says.

26 trampled to death at Mali mosque

TIMBUKTU, Mali, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Officials in Timbuktu, Mali, said 26 people were trampled to death during a ceremonial Mouloud festival walk at the Djinguereber mosque.

Iran nabs mosque bombing suspects

ZAHEDAN, Iran, May 29 (UPI) -- Iranian intelligence officials arrested several suspects linked to a Thursday terrorist bombing at a mosque while leading clerics point to U.S.-Israeli ties.

Day of mourning politicized in Iran

TEHRAN, May 28 (UPI) -- Supporters of incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held rallies in his support during commemorations honoring the daughter of the Islamic prophet.

Analysis: Anti-Islam film a security risk

BERLIN, April 1 (UPI) -- European security officials have warned of an increased terror threat after a Dutch lawmaker published an anti-Islam film on the Internet.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Analysis: How Pakistan crashed YouTube

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Pakistani authorities' efforts to block access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube from Internet addresses in their own country effectively shut down the site altogether at the weekend, disrupting access to it by would-be visitors from all over the world.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
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Palestinian children protest against Denmark for a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad that was republished by Danish newspapers recently, in Rafah, southern Gaza on February 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)

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